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ACR Group acquires FreeFlight Systems


February 24, 2020
By Wings Staff


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ACR Group confirmed an agreement to acquire Texas-based FreeFlight Systems, a manufacturer of avionics systems designed to improve safety and efficiency. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

ACR Group stats that, while reporting to its ACR Electronics unit, FreeFlight Systems will continue to operate as an independent subsidiary, retaining the existing management team, products, brand, locations, engineering capabilities, and sales. Founded in 2001, FreeFlight Systems states it pioneered the first certified aviation WAAS/GPS receiver and the first rule-compliant UAT ADS-B system.

“FreeFlight Systems brings new innovative technologies that better completes our company’s avionics suite of products for our customers including ADS-B, SBAS/GNSS receivers, and Flight Management Systems,” said Michael Wilkerson, VP of ACR Aviation and Government Businesses.

FreeFlight Systems now joins the ACR Aviation group of companies which includes SKYTRAC Systems, Latitude Technologies, Flight Data Systems, and ARTEX. This group of companies collectively cover a range of technologies and services for the aviation industry, including Emergency Locator Transmitters, Flight Data Recorders, GADSS, ADS-B, flight management systems, data acquisition, monitoring, tracking, communications and flight data analysis.

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“We’ve always made it our mission to make flying safer and more efficient with the highest-quality, longest-lasting, and most affordable products available,” said Tim Taylor, president, FreeFlight Systems. “Both companies share common values and goals, with focuses on safety, product performance, and client satisfaction, and together we will continue to lead the industry in the development of critical technologies that supports the aviation industry.”